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Developers and Council Get Cozy with the Vanguard By Roberta Millstein, Rik Keller, and Colin Walsh After having raised concerns about Sunday’s Vanguard fundraiser in a series of articles (most recently here), we thought we should give a quick summary of how it all turned out. The event was scheduled... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Davisite
Public Presentation June 2 (From Press release) Come hear a first-hand report on "The Root Causes of Immigration to the U.S." June 2 at the Friends Meeting, corner of 4th and L Streets, Davis at 2:00pm. The news media are filled with stories and pictures of thousands of migrants walking... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Davisite
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Birch Lane students see a production this month of "Light the Way," a bike safety musical by Bike City Theatre Company. There's a public performance of the play June 1-2 at Patwin Elementary. Photo credit: Owen Yancher/Davis Enterprise By Wendy Weitzel More than 20 artists and supporters of the arts... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Davisite
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Regarding the 5/15/2019 Court decision on the Trackside project The Old East Davis Neighborhood Association is grateful that the Court conducted a thorough review of the administrative record and made a well-considered decision. The Court was unusually diligent, in that the Parties were brought together for a second hearing to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Davisite
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(From Press release) This year, environmentalists from the local Sierra Club Yolano Group's area (primarily Yolo County) received 4 of the 6 individual awards given for all of Northern California at the Sierra Club’s Mother Lode Chapter Annual Awards Banquet in Sacramento on May 18. One additional special award for... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Davisite
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Vanguard Defends Council The following are comments that Roberta Millstein, Colin Walsh, and Rik Keller provided to City Council on Tuesday evening, May 14, during the open citizen comment period (these may not be verbatim as language could have been modified slightly during presentation or cut short due to time... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Davisite
WHAT: Community members from Davis and surrounding areas will meet at the UC Davis Art Annex to discuss the ​Green New Deal and how to best address the climate emergency on Saturday, May 25th, from 10am-12pm. The event is one of more than 250 town halls for the Green New... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Davisite
By Daniel Urazandi I wasn't at all surprised when the sitting council voted unanimously to remove the zoning restrictions on the Target mall. But I was astonished by the content of the staff report they based that decision on. It makes claims that are demonstrably false to anyone who has... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Davisite
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By Connor Gorman Solidarity forever! The UC still hasn't agreed to provide basic rights and dignity to many of its workers (much less what they truly deserve). On top of this, the UC is continuing to outsource countless jobs to for profit companies whose employees are treated even worse than... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2019 at The Davisite
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Eminent economic geographers say that deregulation and upzoning will make gentrification in cities like SF much worse. By Tim Redmond Pretty much everybody who’s paying attention to the housing crisis in San Francisco – except, apparently, the Chronicle – is talking about the new study by eminent economic geographers Andrés... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2019 at The Davisite
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By Pam Nieberg Please contact the City Council, City Manager, City Wildlife Resource Specialist and whomever else you wish regarding the city tree pruning that is going on right now. Someone in the city contracted for the pruning of city trees now, in the middle of nesting season for virtually... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2019 at The Davisite
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Mike Hollibaugh of Holly Solar watches as artist Mark Grieve, in hardhat, guides forklift driver Dave Pedroli during Tuesday's installation of "The Davis Needle" at Third Street and University Avenue in Davis. Courtesy photo. By Wendy Weitzel A 25-foot-tall obelisk created from reclaimed bicycle parts is a sparkling new addition... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2019 at The Davisite
By Glen Holstein Lately Davis has been lurching from one fiasco, paid parking, to another, Mace gridlock, like a drunk staggering home from a dive bar. Kudos to the Davis Enterprise for connecting the dots that these and many other fiascos are related elements of a campaign that’s strangling vehicle... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2019 at The Davisite
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Davis Pride Festival When: Sunday, May 19 Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Place: Central Park, 401 C St., Davis What: Free event with music, food, education, kids’ activities and support for the LGBTQ+ community Related event: Run/Walk for Equality, 8 a.m. Info: davispride.org Shelly Bailes and Ellen Pontac react... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2019 at The Davisite
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Davis United Methodist Church is offering three programs on immigration on three Sunday mornings, May 5, 12, and June 2, from 9:45 to 10:50 at the church, which is located at 1620 Anderson Road in Davis. May 5. “Resilience on the Border: Stories of Faith, Courage and Community,” with Emily... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2019 at The Davisite
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(From Press Release) WHAT: UC Davis students, workers, and campus organizations will come together in front of the Memorial Union on Wednesday, May 1st, from 12pm-1pm to celebrate ​May Day​. Live music will be followed by short speeches from various members of labor unions and student groups. Over a century... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2019 at The Davisite
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By Nancy Price The Founding of Earth Day During the 1960s, the concerns of environmental and anti-war activists began to converge as they’d had enough of corporate environmental disasters, epitomized by Love Canal (1953) and wide-spread harm to nature from indiscriminate use of DDT and chemicals that Rachel Carson revealed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2019 at The Davisite
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Members of the Valley Clean Energy Community Advisory Committee are, from left, Lorenzo Kristov; Gerry Braun, chair; Marsha Baird, secretary; Christine Casey; Mark Aulman; and Christine Shewmaker, vice chair. Not pictured are Yvonne Hunter and David Springer. (Courtesy photo) (From Press Release) Greener energy, customer choice, local control, access —... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2019 at The Davisite
By Dan Cornford. This city is just hopeless when it comes to traffic and traffic planning! It bases its growth plans (EIRs) on limited and outdated traffic surveys to begin with in order to hide the even worse congestion that will follow when current projects are built out. The Mace... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2019 at The Davisite
Since the news that three historically black churches in Landry County, LA were burned over the two-week period between March 26th and April 2, the Celebration of Abraham has wrestled with how to respond in a way that says to our black community, we will walk along side of you.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2019 at The Davisite
Your short calls can make the difference to get CA 857 through its first Assembly Committees! This is the public banking bill that does so much good. Please, this week, all you need to say is: Please support AB 857 the Public Banking bill that will enable California municipalities and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2019 at The Davisite
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By Matt Williams Extortion is the practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats. Measures J/R clearly do result in additional expenses for a developer; however, the City (and the community) don’t receive any payments as a result of any of the provisions of Measures J/R. The additional... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2019 at The Davisite
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The dark side of capitalism is that disruption, change and scarcity all provide avenues of profit for those willing to speculate on its consequences. Paradise on fire By Nick Buxton It is hard to imagine reading the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report and feeling energised and excited.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2019 at The Davisite
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Four (or Five?) Times the Impropriety, Plus Potential Brown Act Violations By Roberta Millstein and Colin Walsh On Thursday, the Davisite published an article, “Mayor Brett Lee’s Fundraising for the Davis Vanguard Crosses a Line.” Since then, the Vanguard has changed the format of its fundraising event to include four... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2019 at The Davisite
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By Connor Gorman Solidarity forever! The UC still hasn't agreed to provide basic rights and dignity to many of its workers (much less what they truly deserve) while simultaneously intimidating, threatening, and retaliating against workers for their participation in labor activities. Because of this, AFSCME 3299 (which covers service and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2019 at The Davisite